MSC Divina is a 139,400 GT (gross tons) cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. It was constructed from 2010 to 2012 being initially named MSC Fantastica while under construction.MSC renamed her when near complete in the shipyard to honor the actress Sophia Loren.

MSC Divina is rich with opportunities for entertainment and activities of all sorts, which goes for the nighttime. Besides the lavish theater, glamorous casino, and elegant art gallery, there are hi-tech facilities like a cybercafe, a video arcade, and a full-size Formula 1 simulator.

When Divina had its first Miami stint, passengers noted that the line needed to adjust its service to American standards. MSC responded with a comprehensive crew retraining program, and that’s evident in the ship’s current iteration. The international crew we met were as friendly as we’ve seen anywhere else, and for the most part, our expectations were met, save a few staffing issues in some bars. The ship brings its entertainment staff — and Italian officers — out to dance with passengers at evening events.

In addition to more attentive service, we noticed the overall food quality has improved as well. We would have liked to see more variety in terms of complimentary dining options, but the limited options didn’t put a damper on our experience.

MSC Divina cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1751 staterooms for 3502 passengers (max capacity is 4202) served by 1390 crew-staff. The boat has 17 decks (14 passenger-accessible, 9 with cabins), 7 dining options (restaurants and food bars), 28 lounges and bars, 5 swimming pools (1 sliding roof-covered pool “Le Sirene”), 12 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 24 elevators.

PHOTOSMSC Divina

Atrium | MSC Divina

MSC Divina Yacht Club

MSC Divina Restaurant And Bar Villa Rossa 02

MSC Cruises black white lounge

MSC Divina Balcony Cabin (Photo: Cruise Critic)

MSC Divina Dining

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

Name MSC Divina
Owner MSC Cruises
Operator MSC Cruises
Port of registry  Panama
Route CaribbeanMediterranean
Builder Chantiers de l’AtlantiqueSaint-Nazaire  France
Cost $550 million
Yard number U32
Launched 3 September 2011
Christened 19 May 2012, by Sophia Loren
Completed 16 May 2012[1]
Maiden voyage
In service Operational
Identification
General characteristics
Class and type Fantasia-class cruise ship
Tonnage 139,072 GT[1]
Length 333.33 m (1,093.60 ft)[1]
Beam 124.41 ft (37.92 m)[1]
Height 219.2 ft (66.81 m)
Draft 28.38 ft (8.65 m)[1]
Decks 18 total, 13 passenger decks
Installed power Diesel (40,000kW)
Propulsion Twin propellers
Speed 23.7 knots (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph)[1]
Capacity
  • 3,502 passengers[2]
  • (405 inside cabins, 1,134 outside cabins)[2]
Crew 1,388 crew[2]
Notes 17 elevators, post-Panamax
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